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28 - 29 June, 2017 |
Viña del Mar, Chile

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Admiral Jorge Montoya Reveals the Key Threats and Requirements as Peru Invests in 6 OPVs

In this interview, Defence IQ speaks to Admiral Jorge Montoya Manrique, Former Commander,  Joint Command of the Fuerzas Armadas del Perú, who is chairing the Warships and OPV Latin America conference in June.

Traducción al español: Entrevista con el Almirante Jorge Montoya como Perú adquiere 6 OPV

Descargar la entrevista de hoy aprender acerca de las amenazas y los requisitos clave como Perú invierte en 6 de OPV

OPV Latin America and Surface Combatants - Holdings and Requirements Report 2016

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are the fastest growing segment of the Naval Vessels Market. At least 27 countries are known to have a total of 148 OPVs on order and 31 countries have plans for up to another 275 at a total value of over $60 Billion. The total number of OPVs on order has increased by 4% in the last year, while the number planned has also increased by 4%.

The total number of OPVs in operation worldwide has increased from 681 to 769 in the last year, but an additional 49 Chinese and 16 Taiwanese vessels, previously not included, but now classified as OPVs have been added to the total. Disregarding these additional vessels, the world OPV fleet has actually grown by 4.4% in the last year. The proportion of the total number of OPVs on order worldwide, in South America, has increased to 22% over the last year.

Warships and OPV Latin America 2016 - Attendee List

Take a look at who you will meet at this years Warships and OPV Conference Latin America 2016

Letter of Support from the Peruvian Navy

Take a look at the letter from the Peruvian navy pledging their support for the Warships and OPV Summit 2016.  

OPVs and Warships of Latin America: Market Overview

The shipbuilding industry in Latin America is highly competitive at present. Not only are several major international companies looking to sell new warships, but several governments are actively donating surplus smaller vessels to various nations in the region. Shipyards throughout Latin America are rapidly improving their knowledge through technology transfer and experience with modern shipyards now present in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and even Venezuela, all of which are constructing their own vessels with the help of external technology providers. Many of these shipyards have ambitions to not just service their domestic requirements but also to export and compete in the global market making it potentially lucrative for subsystem providers to involved. 2017 sees an increased emphasis on frigate and corvette programmes in this region, as well as continued interest in offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). Significant investment is underway in surface fleets. Ahead of this year's conference, this Market Overview explores the current inventories, active programmes, future plans, and the wider security threats currently affecting this region, all in the aim to put the reader on a firmer standing before engaging with these issues on site.

Latin America OPVs 2017 Analysis

The shipbuilding industry in Latin America and the Caribbean is highly competitive at present. Not only are several major international companies looking to sell new warships, but several governments are actively donating surplus smaller vessels to various nations in the region. Shipyards throughout Latin America are rapidly improving their knowledge through technology transfer and experience with modern shipyards now present in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and even Venezuela, all of which are constructing their own vessels with the help of external technology providers. Many of these shipyards have ambitions to not just service their domestic requirements but also to export and compete in the global market making it potentially lucrative for subsystem providers to involved. To explore these developments further, Defence IQ provides this detailed look into the current and prospective OPV programmes taking place across the region.

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OPV and Surface Combatants Latin America Sector Report 2013

This report offers an indicative examination of the OPV and surface combatant market in Latin America over the next ten years. The report is based on a survey of senior executives and professionals.
Topics examined include; which capabilities the military will prioritise in view of the changing threat landscape in the region, the areas for investment in terms of geographical growth, the benefits of international collaboration as well as the potential use of UAVs in the future.

Offshore Patrol Vessels Latin America Sector Report 2015

The Latin American proportion of the world OPV fleet has grown from 12% -14% over the last year and the number on order from 13-16%. In addition, up to 50 more OPVs are planned for procurement in this Region. Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are the fastest growing segment of the Naval Vessels Market. At least 23 countries are known to have a total of 132 OPVs on order and 28 countries have plans for another 265 at a total value of over $60 Billion. The total number of OPVs on order has increased by 7% in the last year, while the number planned has also increased – by 40%.  To read the full report please download

High Speed Vessels: The Future of Naval Vessels

April 2013
"Military planners need to be prepared for the potential worst-case scenario". This brief market intelligence report assesses the unstable geopolitical movements in the Asia-Pacific region in the context of logistical support for major naval expeditions and the U.S. Joint High-Speed Vessel (JHSV) concept as a potential (though partial) solution to these challenges. Dominik Kimla provides this analysis from Frost & Sullivan's Aerospace, Defence and Security division.

OPV Sector Report 2014

April 2014
Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are the fastest growing segment of the Naval Vessels Market. At least 22 countries are known to have a total of 120 OPVs on order and 28 countries have plans for another 265 at a total value of over $57 Billion. The total number of OPVs on order has increased by 7% in the last year, while the number planned has also increased – by 40%. Read this year's updated complimentary report to gather an overview of known holdings, developments and requirements worldwide. Latin American nations with OPV requirements include Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Offshore Patrol Vessel and Surface Combatant Procurement Map Latin America

View all the latest procurement plans for Latin America and the surrounding areas. 

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Vice Admiral of Chilean Navy discusses "vital" role of OPVs

Ahead of the Offshore Patrol Vessels Latin America conference towards the end of June in Cartagena, Colombia, Defence IQ spoke with Vice Admiral Humberto Ramírez, Director General of the Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine for the Chilean Navy. The interview is prescient on today of all days as May 21st is Día de las Glorias Navales – or Navy Day – in Chile, which commemorates the sacrifice of Commander Arturo Prat Chacón and his crew at the Battle of Iquique in 1879. Chile is a hub of activity for the OPV market after officially launching its third locally-built patrol boat last month. The 1,800-ton Piloto Pardo Class OPV was built at the Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR) shipyard in Talcahuano. Plans are also in place for the Fassmer OPV design to be adopted by Argentina and Colombia, underscoring the increased scope for security operations in Latin America’s maritime domain. Vice Admiral Ramírez said that offshore patrol

Uruguayan Fleet Commander talks ship modernisation

May 2013
Many key Latin American nations are already confirmed to be at this year's conference to outline their OPV programmes and future ambitions. Uruguay will also be represented at the event, with the Commander the Fleet, Rear Admiral Daniel Núñez, among the delegation. Bringing the discussion under the lens before the conference, Núñez homed in on the topic of fleet modernisation, acknowledging the inclination for today’s navies to want more from less...

Can Latin America replicate the success of Spanish patrol vessels?

In the face of budget limitations, the Spanish Navy is continuing its investment into its large-scale modular offshore patrol vessel programme – Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) – thanks to operational success and long-term cost benefits. Rear Admiral Gregorio Bueno Murga, who will be updating his international colleagues at this June’s OPV Latin America conference, explains why partners in the region can learn from these recent lessons, particularly when it comes to understanding offshore patrol vessel design.

Colombian Navy Coastal Patrol Vessel (CPV): OPV Latin America 2014 Tour

April 2014
Colombia is moving full steam on its plans to acquire new costal surveillance and patrol vessels. The Navy is purchasing 14 of the Coastal Patrol Vessel-46 (CPV-46) from COTECMAR, a Science and Technology Corporation oriented towards the design, construction, maintenance and repair of naval ships and artefacts. A naval vessel site visit is to be hosted as part of the prestigious OPV Latin America event, taking place in Cartagena this year.

Is Latin America’s naval market riding a wave?

The Latin American market for offshore patrol vessels will be potentially very lucrative over the coming years, but what are the challenges in penetrating this market and exploiting the opportunities available in the region?
Dave McMillan, President at STX Canada Marine Inc., a consulting naval architecture and marine engineering company, insists that while this is an emerging market issues such as budget restrictions are still barriers to entry.
“Many other Latin American countries are considering OPV’s but in almost all cases budget issues are the greatest concern,” McMillan said...

Lanchas Patrulleras Rápidas (LPR): OPV Latin America 2014 Tour

April 2014
COTECMAR began its delivery of four LPR (Lanchas Patrulleras Rápidas) River patrol boats to the Brazilian Navy and Army at the end of 2013, with the LPR-40s arriving at the port of Manaus, Amazonas. The vessel is part of this year's shipyard tour running alongside OPV Latin America 2014, taking place in Cartagena from June 30.

Patrulleros de Zona Marítima (OPV): OPV Latin America 2014 Tour

April 2014
The Patrulleros de Zona Marítima (PZM) are a series of offshore patrol vessels being built for the Navies of Chile, Argentina and Colombia. The 1,723 tonne ARC 7 de Agosto (PZE 47) began sea trials in December and offers a broad enhancement to the Navy’s offshore security capabilities as is prepares for deployment to the San Andres archipelago, patrolling the nation’s boundaries with Nicaragua...

Uruguay working on tender for new OPV requirements

April 2014
Uruguay is looking at the option of leasing offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) under a tender that French company DCNS is exploring...